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Poisonous Spices For Dogs

Which Seasonings Are Dangerous For Dogs?

If you're into baking up treats and just like to create your own dog cookie recipes by mixing a smidgen of what you find around the house, it's important to know which herbs, spices, and other seasonings are OK to add . . . and which are off limits. Test yourself now, and there's a recap at the end, so you won't forget in the future!

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Ground cinnamon:

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Onion powder:

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Dill seed:

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Ground sage:

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Ground nutmeg:

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Mint flakes:

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Garlic powder:

Carrie2413222 Carrie2413222 5 years
If garlic is so bad for dogs, why do most dog foods contain it?  In fact, the manufacturers put it in to make it taste better to dogs.   I have also read that adding a little garlic juice to their food will help repel ticks and fleas.    
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I don't have a dog, but always knew about the spices that were bad. It always baffles me when people give their dogs table scraps, since they so often have onion and garlic in them.
Bubbysmom Bubbysmom 6 years
Chicken bones are good when you are feeding your dog a totally raw diet - my dogs eat Stella and Chewy's freeze dried raw, but you have to supplement daily with bones for dental health - when bones are cooked, that is when they become brittle - I personally don't give my dogs chicken bones anyway, (chicken thighs are the preferred bones to feed, but I have 4 chihuahuas, and just give them marrow bones...their coats are like velvet - I learned a ton about food once my Paco (in the picture_ got cancer - now I will not feed my dogs any crap food at all - and no table food either! They eat healthier and better than I do!!!
cyanste cyanste 8 years
Thanks for the info! I avoid giving any human food in the first place, but it's good to know.
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
ElleJay--grapes and raisins are bad for dogs as it poisons their kidneys (resulting in kidney failure) and messes with their gastrointestinal systems (causing diarrhea and vomiting). It doesn't take much either. Toxicity is anywhere between 9 oz. and 2 pounds.
ElleJay ElleJay 8 years
Grapes?! I didn't know grapes were bad... My dog eats grapes....
callxmextragic callxmextragic 8 years
oh, and chicken bones. don't allow dogs to eat chicken bones. these bones splinter when they are broken up and can become lodged in your dogs intestines causing major discomfort, internal bleeding and even death.
callxmextragic callxmextragic 8 years
also, don't give your dogs grapes or raisens (sp?), they can cause kidney failure even in small amounts.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Ha ha - Nutmeg is actually dangerous to humans and other animals in medium to large doses. Thanks for re-informing readers that onions (all forms) and garlic are dangerous to your pets. So many people feed their pets foods that have onions or garlic in them not knowing the immediate harm they are putting their beloved pet in.
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